Ideas for Plans

Here are some possible additions to our range of plans and kits. I’m not certain how much interest some of these might generate, but I like them at least. I might just design them for myself!

The Duke is a pressurized, 6-seat, piston twin made by Beechcraft. It’s always been a beautiful, classy aeroplane, but recently it has been upgraded by the addition of a pair of PT6A turboprop engines to become the Royal Duke. It still looks great, and now has the performance and capability of a turboprop! Gorgeous!

Let me know if you have any interest in one of these as a plan. I might just prioritize it!

A bit of a challenge, with the open-framework fuselage, but should be a lovely flyer….
The PC9A has been around for years now, and has recently been phased out of service from the Royal Australian Air Force in favour of the PC21. However, it remains a great aeroplane, and would make a lovely model. I know there are a couple of kits around for it, but I imagine a sub-1,000 mm version would make a great park flyer!
The Safari is a chunky little trainer, and it comes in a tail-dragger format as well! Perfect!
Almost a P39, but not quite! In fact it is essentially a tail-dragging, navalized version of the Aircobra, and it should make a great and unusual model.
Designed and built in the UK, the Beagle 206 was a 7-seat twin, used mostly by the Royal Air Force for transporting V-bomber crews around the various airfields. Much bigger than the Cessna 310 but very similar in configuration, the Basset has a look all it’s own.
Rounding out the “interesting” aircraft designs that could make great models, the Bell XP-77 only made it to prototype format, so is limited in schemes. However, it certainly looks different.
The PAC CT4 was a development of the Victa Aircruiser, itself a development of the Airtourer. It was produced as a military ab-initio trainer. Fully aerobatic and great fun to fly, the CT4 nevertheless has an interesting glide performance. With a 27 foot wingspan and a relatively high wing loading, the CT4 could quite easily simulate the glide performance of the Mirage III, and was used to train would-be fighter pilots!

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